Definition of prochous in US English:

prochous

(also prochoos)

noun

Archaeology
  • A jug with a narrow neck and a long spout, perhaps used for pouring water over the hands before meals.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Dallaway (1763–1834), antiquary. From ancient Greek πρόχοος, Attic (contracted form) πρόχους jug, vessel for pouring, especially jug for pouring water over the hands of guests from προ- + -χοος, combining form from an ablaut variant ( o -grade) of the stem of χεῖν to pour, after προχεῖν to pour forth.

Pronunciation

prochous

/ˈprɒkuːs/